Misdemeanor-A&B, assault with a deadly weapon

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    Hi everyone,

    Iím almost done with my prerequisites for to apply to a nursing program. I was convicted of 2 MISDEMEANORS, which were assault & battery and assault with a deadly weapon in 2007. I later found out that I could get my chargers dismissed, so in 2010 I was able to go back to court and get both charges dismissed. Does anyone know if I will still have a chance in getting into a nursing program even if these charges are dismissed?
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    You need 'serious' legal advice, and 'serious' thought before you continue your plan of becoming licensed as a nurse with assault charges, regardless of their outcomes. This forum is chock full of people with far less serious offenses that, if they did get into school and graduate, were denied a license by their BON. A lawyer is a lot less expensive than a possibly futile nursing diploma/degree.
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    Quote from Sam J.
    You need 'serious' legal advice, and 'serious' thought before you continue your plan of becoming licensed as a nurse with assault charges, regardless of their outcomes. This forum is chock full of people with far less serious offenses that, if they did get into school and graduate, were denied a license by their BON. A lawyer is a lot less expensive than a possibly futile nursing diploma/degree.
    I couldn't agree more. You're going to need to seek some really serious advice from a knowledgeable lawyer. The reason is that while you were able to get those charges dismissed, the conviction still did occur and it's likely that your local BRN would be able to "see" the charges, conviction, dismissal, and the like even if the conviction was legally expunged. The worst part of all is that the BRNs typically won't be able to really evaluate things until after you've completed your training and have formally submitted your application to them.

    Get a good lawyer... you'll need it!
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    Why do you want to be a nurse? What is your concept of Nursing? I wish you the best in whatever path you choose. I just am being nosy, wondering what happened to get you those charges? Why were they dismissed? Etc. I really do wish you well.


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